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ABCM adriamycin (Doxorubicin), BCNU, cyclophosphamide and melphalan

AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome

ALCL anaplastic large cell lymphoma

ALL acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

AML acute myeloid leukaemia

APAAP alkaline phosphatase–anti-alkaline phosphatase

ATLL adult T-cell leukaemia/lymphoma

B-PLL B-cell prolymphocytic leukaemia

CHAD cold haemagglutinin disease

CHOP cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone or prednisolone

CLL chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

CT computed tomography

DLBCL diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

EBER Epstein–Barr virus-encoded RNA

EBV Epstein–Barr virus

EGIL European Group for the Immunological Characterization of Leukemias

EMA epithelial membrane antigen

EORTC European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer

FAB French–American–British (classification)

FISH fluorescence in situ hybridization

FLIPI Follicular Lymphoma International Prognostic Index

HD Hodgkin’s disease

H&E haematoxylin & eosin

HHV8 human herpesvirus 8

HIV human immunodeficiency virus

HTLV-I human T-cell lymphotropic virus I

Ig immunoglobulin

IPSID immunoproliferative small intestinal disease

KIR killer immunoglobulin-like receptor

KSHV Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus

L&H lymphocytic and histiocytic Reed–Sternberg variants

LDH lactate dehydrogenase

LGLL large granular lymphocyte leukaemia

LMP1 latent membrane protein 1

MALT mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue

MCL mantle cell lymphoma

MF mycosis fungoides

MGUS monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance

MHC major histocompatibility complex

NHL non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

NK natural killer

NLPHD nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin’s disease

PAS periodic acid–Schiff

PCR polymerase chain reaction

PEL primary effusion lymphoma

PET positron emission tomography

PLL prolymphocytic leukaemia

POEMS Polyneuropathy, Organomegaly (hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, lymphadenopathy), Endocrinopathy, M-protein and Skin changes (syndrome)

PUVA psoralen plus ultraviolet light

RT-PCR reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction

SLL small lymphocytic lymphoma

SmIg surface membrane immunoglobulin

SMZL splenic marginal zone lymphoma

SS Sézary syndrome

TCR T-cell receptor

TdT terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase

T-PLL T-cell prolymphocytic leukaemia

WHO World Health Organization

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